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The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger ?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Onycholysis
Most common causes are trauma (tapping long fingernails on keyboard), frequent exposure to water, & harsh chemicals (nail polish remover).
Certain diseases can cause it as well: psoriasis, overactive thyroid, fungal infxns. Drugs like tetracycline or fluoroquinolones (cipro, et al) can cause it. See following site for treatment suggestions: http://www.Drugs.Com/health-guide/onycholysis.Html.

In brief: Onycholysis
Most common causes are trauma (tapping long fingernails on keyboard), frequent exposure to water, & harsh chemicals (nail polish remover).
Certain diseases can cause it as well: psoriasis, overactive thyroid, fungal infxns. Drugs like tetracycline or fluoroquinolones (cipro, et al) can cause it. See following site for treatment suggestions: http://www.Drugs.Com/health-guide/onycholysis.Html.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
One treatment I use personally is Liquid Skin: trim nail(s) short; run line of Liquid Skin between nail & skin (may sting a bit); let dry. Helps hold nail to skin while it heals.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Many possibilites
Some causes of nail separation may include trauma, infection, and reaction or side effect of certain medications.
Have them evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Many possibilites
Some causes of nail separation may include trauma, infection, and reaction or side effect of certain medications.
Have them evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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